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Herpes Zoster Diagnosis Increasing in Hospital Emergency Rooms

Herpes Zoster Diagnosis Increasing in Hospital Emergency Rooms

There have been an increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits.

Herpes Zoster Risk May Increase With Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Herpes Zoster Risk May Increase With Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Common rheumatoid arthritis drugs methotrexate and biologics may increase risk for herpes zoster.

New Penicillin G Dosing Schedule Improves Treatment for Erysipelas

New Penicillin G Dosing Schedule Improves Treatment for Erysipelas

Frequent recurrence of erysipelas has been a major challenge to treatment. Investigators looked at adjustments to the dosing schedule to improve efficacy of an existing therapy.

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

Treating Uncomplicated Cellulitis: Is Adding TMP/SMX Beneficial?

Treating Uncomplicated Cellulitis: Is Adding TMP/SMX Beneficial?

Adding trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to cephalexin treatment for cellulitis does not benefit outcomes compared to cephalexin alone.

Helicobacter pylori Eradication Leads to Improvement in Rosacea

Helicobacter pylori Eradication Leads to Improvement in Rosacea

Use of standard Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy is associated with improvement in rosacea.

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Researchers find use of antibiotics ineffective for mild clinically infected eczema in children.

VZV Vaccine Promising in Immunocompromised Patients With Herpes Zoster

VZV Vaccine Promising in Immunocompromised Patients With Herpes Zoster

Phase 3 study looked at the safety, tolerability, efficacy, and immunogenicity of inactivated VZV Vaccine in recipients of auto-HSCT.

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Intravenous daptomycin may be effective and well-tolerated in children, possibly providing an alternative treatment against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections in this patient population.

Optimizing Treatments in Obese Patients With SSTIs

Optimizing Treatments in Obese Patients With SSTIs

When treating skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in obese patients, the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic approach offers important data and decision-making tools for optimizing regimens.

Generic Topical Antifungal Cream Launched by Dr. Reddy's

Generic Topical Antifungal Cream Launched by Dr. Reddy's

The cream is a combination of polyene antifungal and corticosteroid and is indicated for the treatment of cutaneous candidiasis.

Propionibacterium acnes Triggers Inflammation, Acne

Propionibacterium acnes Triggers Inflammation, Acne

Understanding of the skin microbiome is crucial to developing new acne treatment methods.

Changing Epidemiology of HFMD Points to Need for Vaccine

Changing Epidemiology of HFMD Points to Need for Vaccine

With the emergence of new causative agents, a global solution focusing on a multivalent HFMD vaccine is needed.

Patient Education Video: FDA Officials Share Tips to Avoid Poisonous Plants

Patient Education Video: FDA Officials Share Tips to Avoid Poisonous Plants

Tips include washing hands as soon as possible when someone comes into contact with a poisonous plant.

Local Hyperthermia With Targeted Device Can Clear Molluscum Contagiosum

Local Hyperthermia With Targeted Device Can Clear Molluscum Contagiosum

More than half of 21 patients in pilot study had lesions cleared within 12 weeks.

Researchers Look At How Genes Fight Off Infection

Researchers Look At How Genes Fight Off Infection

Results have implications for developing immune cell induction.

Wrestling Tops List of Most High School Athletic Skin Infections

Wrestling Tops List of Most High School Athletic Skin Infections

Overall rate of skin infections is 2.27 per 100,000 athlete exposures; mostly bacterial and tinea.

Needlestick, Other Sharps Injuries Commonly Noted in Some Residents

Needlestick, Other Sharps Injuries Commonly Noted in Some Residents

Most respondents received formal sharps safety education.

Dermoscopy Helps Differentiate Staph Scalded Skin Syndrome from TEN

Dermoscopy Helps Differentiate Staph Scalded Skin Syndrome from TEN

Case report describes 77-year-old with skin lesions, suspected of having toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Recurrent Erythema Seen With H. cinaedi Bacteremia

Recurrent Erythema Seen With H. cinaedi Bacteremia

Case report describes 85-year-old man who presented twice with fever and painful erythema.

Which Human Papillomavirus Subtypes Pose Highest Skin Cancer Risk?

Which Human Papillomavirus Subtypes Pose Highest Skin Cancer Risk?

HPV subtypes 5, 8, 17, 20, and 38 tied to significant increased risk.

El Nino Southern Oscillation Likely Has Effects on Skin

El Nino Southern Oscillation Likely Has Effects on Skin

Increases and decreases in occurrence of specific skin conditions noted.

Erythema Multiforme Noted Following Triple Therapy for H. pylori

Erythema Multiforme Noted Following Triple Therapy for H. pylori

Case report describes 69-year-old who developed EM after seven days of triple antibiotic therapy.

Clinicians Often Wait Too Long to Increase Prescriptions for Severe Acne

Clinicians Often Wait Too Long to Increase Prescriptions for Severe Acne

Research suggests many patients staying on antibiotics too long.

Sporadic Anti-cytokine Autoantibodies in Shingles Virus May Drive PHN

Sporadic Anti-cytokine Autoantibodies in Shingles Virus May Drive PHN

The findings suggest that anti-cytokine immunodeficiency may contribute to development of PHN.

Case Study: Consider Bedbugs in Patients With Unidentified Rash

Case Study: Consider Bedbugs in Patients With Unidentified Rash

Dermatologist, allergist, primary care doctors failed to identify etiology of rash over several months.

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